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ADVANCED CHOLESTEROL TESTING
The cholesterol test you and your doctor are probably familiar with is known as a Lipid Panel. One of the largest medical research studies ever done, the Framingham Study, shows that the lipid panel is not very good as a preventive measure. Even among patients that were already identified as having heart disease, the lipid panel only indicated that 20% of them had abnormal levels of cholesterol.
What good is a test that misses four out of five people who are already at high risk of a heart attack?
Recent technologies have developed Advanced Cholesterol Testing.
The VAP Advanced Cholesterol Test is the test I use to monitor my own heart disease management. I have a VAP Advanced Cholesterol Test done twice a year. The Vap Test identifies 90% of people with heart attack risk and it is a great way to determine the effectiveness of your diet, medications, etc.
It's easy to get a VAP test. Just contact Atherotech Inc. and ask for a test kit. They'll send it out to you or your doctor. Your doctor (or a local blood lab) will draw a sample of your blood, prepare and package it in the test kit, and send it back to Atherotech. You'll have results in 72 hours.
Most medical insurance plans (Yes, and Medicare) will pay for a VAP test.